Jesus Separates Sheep From Goats

Jesus Separates Sheep From Goats

Luke 12:51-53 KJV “Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: [52] For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. [53] The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.”

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Jesus foretold there would be a parting of ways between the closest individuals. His teachings would be the cause for this. Hence it is He who is doing the separating. Sheep agree with Jesus and follow His teachings. Goats disagree with Jesus’ teachings and refuse to repent. Religious goats pretend to follow Jesus but only obey their lusts. Fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives etcetera are all affected by the mighty words of God.

“THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE”

Sometimes the truth frees us from bad influences we’re not aware of. These may be close relatives. How difficult it can be to see the evil in someone you love?🤔 But as you hold tightly to the word of God the truth about ourselves and others becomes manifest. That’s just how powerful God’s word is:

Hebrews 4:12 NKJV “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

If you love God and believe in His word what He says will be first in our lives. Others (goats) put their feelings first. These different views cause divisions between kinfolks. (Amos 3:3) But make no mistake about it, Jesus Christ Himself is doing the dividing. When you follow God hatred will come at you from all directions:

Matthew 10:21‭-‬23 NLT “A brother will betray his brother to death, a father will betray his own child, and children will rebel against their parents and cause them to be killed. And ALL NATIONS WILL HATE YOU because you are my followers. BUT EVERYONE WHO ENDURES TO THE END WILL BE SAVED. When you are persecuted in one town, flee to the next. I tell you the truth, the Son of Man will return before you have reached all the towns of Israel.”

Jesus says this is a matter of life and death. Family ties are not spared. Remember this when the Lord separates you from those who dishonor Him. Remember this when you are persecuted even by those you love. Many who claim to serve Christ will be followers of their own lusts the Bible says. (Romans 16:17-18) If we are His true sheep Jesus will separate us from all goats one way or the other. Though this may be painful it’s what the good Shepard does to protect His sheep.😊

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